La CIU – Confederazione Italiana di Unione delle professioni intellettuali – ha nominato l’avvocato Francesco Rizzo Marullo, con studio a Boston in Massachusetts, responsabile per gli Stati Uniti ed il Canada della costa Est. L’avv. Rizzo Marullo entrerà in carica dall’Aprile 2021 e si occuperà di intrattenere rapporti con le ambasciate dei due pae...

Thanks to the generosity of the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia under the direction of Franca Riccardi, PhD, the Cape Henlopen High School Italian classrooms have started receiving the Italian magazine OGGI and will – for the first time since Cape started offering Italian 12 years ago – be awarding a $1,100 scholarship to a deserving senior w...

On April 6 the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) filed a lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court against Mayor Jim Kenney and the city of Philadelphia for multiple acts of intentional discrimination against the Italian American community. The most unsettling of which was Mayor Kenney’s unilateral Executive O...

A stalemate continues over the fate of the Christopher Columbus statue in Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park. The city’s Art Commission voted to remove the statue because of Columbus’ history of torture and slavery. The Italian Sons and Daughters of America sued to keep the statue, saying the allegations about Columbus aren’t true. They say he is an import...

A founding member of the Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 138 was honored Monday by members naming a restored headquarters in Newberry after him. Eugene “Geno” Ciccareli, 97, for which Ufficiale Sons and Daughters of Italy Lodge 138 at 1616 McMinn Ave. is named, smiled at the ribbon cutting, in which a ribbon decked in green, white and red, the co...

Lavazza North America, part of global Italian coffee company Lavazza Group, begins construction of the first roasting and packing plant in the United States. The new plant is slated to open in October 2021 and will serve the US market. The plant is an expansion of the Lavazza Professional facility in West Chester, Pennsylvania, which will integrate...

Happy spring to all you Lehigh Valley food lovers. I’m back in Easton to explore a new wonder at the Simon Silk Mill. Among the many arts-related businesses that inhabit this complex is Mario’s Italian Market and Eatery. For those of you who have not yet experienced the repurposed silk mill, here is a brief history. Herman Simon and his brother ope...

One of the problems that the Italian American community has always had, and the consequences of which it has always paid for, is division, the lack of unity. When I say that Italian Americans are, to all intents and purposes, Italian, even if some of them do not have an Italian passport that officially certifies it, I mean that there is an Italian...

Worldwide internet radio station Radio Voice Italia, which airs live every Wednesday night at 6 pm to 9 pm U.S. Eastern Time, has bestowed upon Robert Petrone the honor of having a weekly segment titled, “Christopher Columbus University,” a 15-20 minute segment in which he will update listeners on the worldwide efforts to preserve Christopher Colum...

Ross Township honored Bruno Sammartino on Friday by renaming a park in honor of the late pro wrestling star, who lived in the northern Pittsburgh suburb for more than 50 years. "My dad would be ecstatic about this, so it's a very, very nice honor for us. Very humbling," said Darryl Sammartino, who attended the ceremony at the former Sangree Park wi...